International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Kliti Grice Ideas Activities
  • Prof, Curtin University, European Association of Organic Geochemistry, APPG, RACI, ANZMS
    Perth WA, Australia
  • Email
    Tel +61 8 9266 2474
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Curtin University, European Association of Organic Geochemistry, APPG, RACI, ANZMS
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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Director of WA-OIGC

ARC QEII Fellow, ARC College Expert


BSc (Hons) (Kingston, UK), PhD (Bristol, UK), MRACI, CChem

Field of interest

Organic and Isotope Geochemistry; Molecular Biogeochemistry; Biomarker; Mass Extinction Events.

Chemistry Department

Building.Room: 500.2116

Phone: +61(0) 8 9266-2474


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Kliti Grice is Director of WA-OIGC and an ARC QEII Research Fellow. Kliti has 19 years research experience in stable isotope analysis of organic compounds (biomarkers), particularly carbon and hydrogen compound specific isotope analyses. She obtained her PhD in 1995 at University of Bristol (UK) under the guidance of Professor James Maxwell. She carried out a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Holland. In 1998 she was appointed as a senior research fellow at Curtin University, in 2002 was awarded an ARC QEII Fellowship and in 2003 was appointed to a tenured position as A/Professor and in 2006 was awarded a personal chair of Organic and Isotope Geochemistry in the Department of Chemistry. Her research interests are understanding the biogeochemistry of extant organisms (e.g., from land plants, bacteria, algae to stromatolites etc.) and using molecular fossils and their stable carbon and hydrogen isotopic signals in order to reconstruct ancient environments and understand how life evolved. She is currently investigating the 5 largest mass extinction events of the geological record. She has published widely in leading international journals, has established international/national collaborations, obtained significant ARC funding, won state, national and international awards for her research. Currently she is advising 11 PhD students, 5 research fellows, 2 research assistants, 1 Masters and 2 Honours. The WA-OIGC team focus on all fundamental aspects of stable isotopes in organic geochemistry (petroleum, water, environment and climate).